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Found FIERO GT in Texas.... fake motorsports? (maybe it was a SCCA effort?) by rickwtexas
Started on: 10-22-2018 08:38 AM
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Found Fiero - and before I approach owners again I'd like to be better informed. Does anyone recall a Fiero like this being used in motorsports? I competed in SCCA North Texas back in the mid 1980's and remember a few Fieros, but none painted like this (nor does it have a class designation on the sides, like S/P). Maybe this was the Fiero that David McDavid Pontiac had on the showroom floor... just can't find anything thru web searches or jogging my memory (

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Report this Post10-22-2018 09:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
From the outside it looks like a stock Fiero with painted side moldings and decals.
Is a stock powertrain in it?
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I haven't examined it closely yet but it appears 100% stock. The owners won't answer the door when I knock and the one phone call I had with them that lasted 10 seconds. When I go back I fear I'll hear "that's a valuable car that was raced by the factory.... etc etc etc..." You know how people see stickers and figure it's all legit and build a giant story around them.
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I went to lots of the Fiero gatherings in Texas in 1st decade of 2000s. I don't remember seeing that one at any of them.
Better get it out from between those 2 halloween colored Japanese tractors before something bad happens to it tho.
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WOW, do I think that Fiero is totally cool ! I love the red white and blue nose art. There's a good chance that will end up on my white 87. Nice car !
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Originally posted by 2.5:

From the outside it looks like a stock Fiero with painted side moldings and decals.


I agree. Even the hood "vents" are fake.




...although I'm a little curious what the decal in the following image says. Squint, and you can almost see 4.9 LITER V8

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Report this Post10-24-2018 07:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rickwtexasClick Here to Email rickwtexasSend a Private Message to rickwtexasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some progress... owner is thinking about a price so I'm getting closer. To be honest I have never owned a Fiero, only borrowed a 86 GT from time to time many years ago. I'm a Pontiac nut and I'm thinking about letting my 1975 Grand Am go and try out a Fiero project. In the 1980's I raced a 1974 SAAB 99 in SCCA and a Fiero owned by a dentist was always winning my class.
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Originally posted by rickwtexas:

Some progress... owner is thinking about a price so I'm getting closer. To be honest I have never owned a Fiero, only borrowed a 86 GT from time to time many years ago. I'm a Pontiac nut and I'm thinking about letting my 1975 Grand Am go and try out a Fiero project. In the 1980's I raced a 1974 SAAB 99 in SCCA and a Fiero owned by a dentist was always winning my class.


When was it last inspected? Last time driven? I assume an 87 model but the 88's are the best stock for stock. Besides the paint job it's probably just a stock auto 2.8 which is not so great in todays standards.
IMO, a Fiero are great cars once you fix the stock shortcoming's (Drivetrain, Brakes, Lights, Suspension, etc). If you can find an 88 3800 swapped Fiero I'd start my project there.
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Report this Post11-02-2018 07:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just FYI, Fieros aren't very competitive in SCCA anymore. Nowadays, it's all about the Miatas.
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Report this Post11-02-2018 08:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rickwtexasClick Here to Email rickwtexasSend a Private Message to rickwtexasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
yeah I figured Miatas rule the roost. Back then Lotus elans, 240z's and Civics were the quickest. I raced a Toyota FX16 for a bit too before kids came along I gave up fun for family. Maybe this will good for weekend run arounds.
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Check it good for rust.
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Originally posted by maryjane:

I went to lots of the Fiero gatherings in Texas in 1st decade of 2000s. I don't remember seeing that one at any of them.
Better get it out from between those 2 halloween colored Japanese tractors before something bad happens to it tho.


Glad to see ya post MJ!
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Report this Post11-03-2018 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hyperv6Send a Private Message to hyperv6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Over the decades I with I had a dolloar for every Fiero I have seen that was made up to look as a racer.

The sad part is some o& the owners I spoke to claim they race them and it was obvious they were never on the track driven in competition.

I remember one from the 90’s done up like the goodwrench car only in all black it really looked nice. The owner also did not claim it as a race car either. It was kind of an EARNHARDT tribute car crossed with Huffaker.
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